Native Raspberry, Small-leaved Bramble, Native Bramble, Pink-flowered Native Raspberry, Small Leaf Bramble, Small Leaf Raspberry, Small-leaf Bramble.
Presence in Australia
Predominantly east of the Hume Highway in higher rainfall areas.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA.
Scrambling perennial prickly shrub with stems to about 1m long.
Prefers moist well-drained soil and semi-shade. Very hardy and drought tolerant.
Red or pink flowers, Sep-Feb.
Red raspberry-like fruit, mid Dec to mid Feb. Mature fruits shed in 3-14 days.
From fresh seed, semi-hardwood cuttings in summer, or root suckers.
Native raspberry is not invasive and is not a weed threat.
Excellent habitat. Berries are food for native birds and plants are valuable cover for bandicoots.
Berries were eaten by Kooris.
Attractive groundcover for rocks and walls, and can be trained as a climber.
Berries are sweet and edible and were gathered by colonists for jams and pies. Leaves can make an astringent tea to treat diarrhoea. Often confused with blackberry.